Buick to introduce VELITE 6 PHEV in China

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Buick is adding the VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to its new energy vehicle (NEV) portfolio in China. The VELITE 6 PHEV will be powered by Buick eMotion electric drive technology that leverages GM’s global electrification expertise. liters/100 kilometers (168 mpg US).

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XL launches PHEV Ford F-250; 50% improvement in fuel economy

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As the company first revealed in February, XL’s newest product expands its successful plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) product family, which also includes the XLP Ford F-150 that the company began shipping in 2018 to municipal, utility and commercial fleets throughout the United States. These numbers are consistent with what the PHEV F-150 has been proven to achieve at EPA-certified testing facilities.

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Toyota launches new RAV4 PHEV in Japan

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Toyota has launched the new model RAV4 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) through dealerships in Japan. The new RAV4 PHEV aims to boost the fun-to-drive appeal of RAV4, adopting the newly developed Toyota Hybrid System (THS II). It also achieves an all-electric driving range of 95 kilometers (59 miles), and a hybrid fuel economy of 22 km/L (51.7

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2021 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid: 23 electric miles, but worse mpg than non-hybrid

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One by one, BMW is repositioning its plug-in hybrids for more electric range, better refinement, and stronger performance than the previous generation of PHEVs. And the official EPA numbers for the electric range and fuel economy, released this week, suggest that it might.

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EPA Trends on EVs and PHEVs; beginning of a “measurable and meaningful impact” on new vehicle fuel economy and emissions

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The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual report “Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends” ( earlier post ) has, in its past editions since its inception in 1975, treated alternative fuel vehicles—electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles—separately from gasoline and diesel vehicles, with the vast majority of its analysis limited to gasoline and diesel vehicles only.

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Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport now available as PHEVs: P300e

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The new Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport premium compact SUVs are now available with plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technology, with an electric-only range of up to 66 km (41 miles) and CO 2 emissions as low as 32 g/km. Range Rover Evoque PHEV. The Range Rover Evoque P300e emits 32 g/km of CO 2 (WLTP) and has an all-electric, zero tailpipe emission range of up to 66km (41 miles), with fuel economy of 1.4 L/100km (168 mpg US). PHEV technology.

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Geely Auto’s flagship Bo Rui GE hybrid selected as part of China’s diplomatic fleet; 48V MHEV or PHEV

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The Bo Rui GE comes in either a MHEV 48V mild hybrid or full PHEV plug-in hybrid version. seconds, but the real highlight of the mild hybrid system is its improved fuel economy. According to Geely Auto Group CTO Feng Qingfeng, the Bo Rui GE MHEV delivers fuel economy of 5.8L/100 km (40.5

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan EPA-rated at 28 mpg highway, 22 mpg combined; stop/start and PHEV still to come

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The gasoline-powered version of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan has earned a highway-cycle fuel-economy rating of 28 mpg US (8.4 The Pacifica’s efficiency is further reflected in its city- and combined-cycle fuel-economy ratings of 18 mpg (13 l/100km) and 22 mpg (10.7 improvement in fuel economy. Multiple friction-reduction strategies contribute to an additional 1% fuel-economy hike, compared with the engine’s previous iteration.

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Volkswagen introduces the Sport Coupé Concept GTE PHEV at Geneva; 118 mpg US

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l/100 km (118 mpg US), or 46 g CO 2 /km. Despite this dynamic performance, the concept car has an EC combined fuel consumption of 118 mpg US. When the gasoline engine alone is powering the vehicle, the concept car is purely front-wheel drive to achieve excellent fuel economy. “E-Mode”. Volkswagen is unveiling the Sport Coupé Concept GTE plug-in hybrid at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show, ushering in a new and progressive Volkswagen brand design language.

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EPA annual trends report finds new vehicle fuel economy at record 24.1 mpg; new powertrain technologies rapidly gaining share

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EPA released the latest edition of its annual report on trends in CO 2 emissions, fuel economy and powertrain technology for new personal vehicles in the US. mpg (9.76 mpg increase over the previous year and an increase of nearly 5 mpg since 2004. Fuel economy has now increased in eight of the last nine years; average carbon dioxide emissions are also at a record low of 369 g/mile in model year 2013. Adjusted fuel economy distribution by model year.

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Mercedes-Benz launches new S-Class with hybrid, diesel, gasoline models; 59 mpg PHEV model to come

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These soon will be followed by the S 500 Plug-In HYBRID—the first S-Class with a fuel consumption lower than 4l/100 km (59 mpg US). mpg US) (CO 2 : 115 g/km). or 42 mpg US) makes it the world’s most economical V6 diesel and puts it on a par with the previous four-cylinder S 250 CDI model. mpg US)—a reduction of 20% compared to the preceding model. mpg US)—0.7 New S 400 HYBRID. Click to enlarge.

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First Drive: 2016 Hyundai Sonata PHEV and HEV

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Hyundai began the US rollout of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) and its conventional hybrid sibling (HEV) with a series of media drives in California—one of the main markets for the PHEV, which offers some 24 miles (38.6 Sonata PHEV. Combined fuel economy (mpg). Torque output is the same for PHEV and HEV: 205 N·m (151 lb-ft) @ 0-1,1770 rpm. The 2016 Sonata PHEV features a 9.8

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DOT, EPA unveil joint proposal for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards: 49.6 mpg CAFE, 163 g/mile GHG in 2025; flexibilities and incentives

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Transportation (DOT) formally unveiled their joint proposal to set stronger fuel economy and greenhouse gas pollution standards for Model Year 2017-2025 passenger cars and light trucks. mpg US (5.87 mpg (4.74 mpg (4.3 L/100km), if the vehicles were to meet this CO 2 level all through fuel economy. reductions in air conditioning leakage, which would not contribute to fuel economy.

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Mitsubishi shows XR-PHEV concept at LA Show

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Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV on stage in LA. MMNA) gave the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV ( earlier post ) plug-in hybrid its North American debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Mitsubishi said that the Concept XR-PHEV crossover hints at its future design direction for production vehicles in North America and further reaffirms the automaker’s commitment to the US market. Fuel economy would be more than 65 mpg US (3.6 Click to enlarge.

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Mitsubishi to unveil Outlander PHEV at 2012 Paris Motor Show

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Powertrain elements in the Outlander PHEV. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will present the global debut of the new Outlander SUV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at the 2012 Paris Motor Show later this month. The Outlander PHEV, which combines a Twin Motor 4WD system comprising two 60 kW independent electric motors (one on each axle); a 12 kWh Li-ion battery pack; and a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder MIVEC gasoline engine, has a targeted fuel economy in excess of 61 km/liter (143.5

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Toyota: Prius PHEV Fuel Economy Not Yet Available

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When asked about the mpg performance of PHVs—either lithium or nickel battery powered—we have consistently answered that we believe that PHV mileage will vary dramatically, depending on driving style and driving conditions.even more dramatically than with a conventional gas-electric hybrid.

Chrysler Group launches second phase of PHEV minivan project

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Components of the flex-fuel PHEV minivan. The minivans have an electric drive range in the city of 22 miles, and charge depleting fuel economy (city) of 53 mpg US (4.43 Three plug-in hybrid-electric Chrysler Town & Country minivans ( earlier post ) went into service with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), bringing to 25 the total number of such vehicles on US roads.

Mitsubishi Motors Outlander PHEV to go on sale in Japan in January

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will begin the sales of the new Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at dealerships throughout Japan from 24 January 2013. The Outlander PHEV made its global debut at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year. km/l (178 mpg US, 1.5 km/l (44 mpg US, 5.4 Outlander PHEV G Premium Package. However, this maximum can increase to ¥460,000 (US$5,393) for Outlander PHEVs fitted with a quick-charging function (factory option).

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EPA, DOT Propose New Fuel Economy Labels; Addressing GHG Emissions, Fuel Consumption and Advanced Technology Vehicles

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From left to right: EV, PHEV, gasoline/diesel, gasoline/diesel. The US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are jointly proposing changes to the fuel economy labels consumers see on the window of new vehicles in dealer showrooms.

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Prius Prime PHEV pricing to start at $27,100; on sale later this year

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In hybrid mode, the Prius Prime exceeds all competitors’ fuel economy ratings with EPA-estimated 55 city/53 highway/54 combined MPG. Toyota calls the system “smart-flow,” because it focuses airflow only to areas where occupants are seated in order to help maximize fuel economy and comfort. The Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, unveiled at the 2016 New York International Auto Show in March ( earlier post ), features a larger 8.8

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Chrysler Group withdraws test PHEV fleet to upgrade battery packs after overheating issues; to use a different chemistry

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On Friday, Chrysler Group LLC announced it was withdrawing from service its test fleet of plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) to conduct a battery-pack upgrade. The PHEVs were being evaluated for durability and other attributes by 16 partner organizations—municipalities and utility companies across 20 states. In addition, the pickups are the first factory-assembled Advanced Technology Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicles (ATPZEVs) to pair PHEV technology with V-8 engines.

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2014 Honda Accord PHEV EPA-certified at 115 MPGe, on sale 15 Jan with MSRP of $39,780; LEV3/SULEV20 compliance

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2014 Accord PHEV. Separately, the Accord Hybrid, also featuring Honda’s new two-motor hybrid system, will launch nationwide next summer with anticipated fuel economy ratings of 49/45/47 city/hwy/combined (4.8/5.2/5.0 The 2014 Accord Plug-in has been rated by the EPA with a maximum all-electric EV mode range of 13 miles (21 km) (Honda had earlier projected 10 to 15 miles), and a fuel-economy rating of 47/46/46 mpg city/hwy/combined (5.0/5.1/5.1 Click to enlarge.

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Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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US mpg) in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), corresponding to 46 grams CO 2 per km (74.0 For example, fuel economy statistics and a graphic display of the electric range is shown on the navigation map. The Q7 PHEV will arrive in dealerships in Germany in 2016, and will likely come to the US, although perhaps with a gasoline-engine variant.

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EPA, DOT unveil the next generation of fuel economy labels

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Sample label for a plug-in gasoline hybrid-electric vehicle, which features fuel economy ratings for both electricity and gasoline. The US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled the next-generation of fuel economy labels. A QR Code that will allow users of smartphones to access online information about how various models compare on fuel economy and other environmental and energy factors.

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Volvo Pulls Back Curtain on XC60 PHEV

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Using various combinations of these two powertrains, drivers have three driving modes to choose from depending on whether they want fuel economy, performance, or an extended driving range. Using the Hybrid Mode, the XC60 is estimated to average 50 mpg, with a range of 600 miles (that includes the 35 miles running only on battery power). One contributor to the estimated fuel economy is that the XC60 will make use of Volvo’s upcoming Environmental Architecture engine family.

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi PHEV boosts total range to 610 miles

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Changes to the car’s hybrid powertrain software and regenerative braking in its new 2017 Fusion Hybrid and Energi (plug-in hybrid) models deliver a more refined and engaging drive and contribute to better overall fuel economy and electric driving range. The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi has an EPA-estimated rating of 43 city/41 hwy/42 combined MPG, a 14 gallon tank and 21 miles all-electric range.

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Jaguar Land Rover demonstrating XJ_e PHEV at Low Carbon Vehicle Event

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The XJ_e combines the class-leading lightweight aluminium vehicle structure from the Jaguar XJ with an advanced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) system, featuring the efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection gasoline engine which powers the Range Rover Evoque and a hybridized 8-speed automatic transmission. With a maximum system output of 329 hp (247 kW), the XJ_e is capable of exceptional performance, while the improved fuel economy of 3.2

First drive: Volvo XC90 T8 Drive-E Twin Engine PHEV sets a high bar for full-size luxury SUV plug-ins in US

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The XC90 T8 Twin Engine will be the first 3-row, 7-passenger, plug-in hybrid electric light-duty vehicle in the US when it arrives in showrooms toward the end of 2015, but will soon be joined by—at least—the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro diesel PHEV ( earlier post) , the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e PHEV ( earlier post ), and the BMW X5 xDrive 40e ( earlier post ). This version of the Q7 PHEV will also use a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, the 2.0 T8 Twin Engine PHEV.

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Hyundai prices 2018 Ioniq PHEV starting at $24,950; 29 miles all-electric range


Depending upon the carbon intensity of the electricity used to charge the battery, the PHEV model can also have well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions relatively close to that of its electric sibling. For example, in Chicago (calculations via the US Department of Energy (DOE) fueleconomy.gov site) the Ioniq PHEV is responsible for 200 g GHG/mile, upstream and downstream. The PHEV has a 3.3 EPA combined fuel economy. 58 mpg.

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ICCT provides policy update on proposed China Phase 4 fuel economy regulations

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The proposed regulations cover passenger cars sold in China from 2016 to 2020, and project an overall fleet-average fuel consumption of 5L/100km (47 mpg US) for new passenger cars in 2020, as measured over the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), from an expected fleet average of 6.9L/100km (34 mpg US) in 2015. Other ultra-low fuel consumption vehicles with combined fuel consumption no more than 2.8L/100km (84 mpg US) will be counted as 3 vehicles in 2016–2017, 2.5

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Hyundai Blue-Will Plug-in Hybrid Concept Presages Future Production PHEVs

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The Blue-Will PHEV concept. Hyundai brought its Blue-Will plug-in hybrid (PHEV) concept—first introduced at the 2009 Seoul Motor Show ( earlier post )—to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit for its US debut. Click to enlarge.

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Ford expects 95 MPGe combined fuel economy, 20-mile all electric range from C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid

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Ford expects the new Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid (PHEV) ( earlier post ) to achieve more than 20 miles of electric-only range and a 550-mile overall range on a single tank of fuel. Fuel economy is the equivalent of 95 miles per gallon (MPGe) (2.5L/100km equivalent) combined city/highway. The C-MAX Hybrid (conventional version) is projected to have fuel economy of 47 mpg on the city cycle.

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NHTSA and EPA issue final CAFE/GHG rule for MYs 2017-2025; 40.3–41.0 mpg for MY 2021, estimated 48.7–49.7 mpg for MY 2025, 163 gCO2/mile for MY2025

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued the final rule for greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for MYs 2017-2025 for passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles. mpg US (5.84 mpg (4.83 mpg (4.3 Generally, the agencies note, the larger the vehicle footprint, the less numerically stringent the corresponding vehicle CO 2 emissions and fuel economy targets.

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Third Phase of SDGE In-Use Study Shows PHEVs Excel on Fuel Economy and GHG Emissions Reductions Compared to Gasoline ICE and Hybrid-Electric Vehicles

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One of SDG&E’s converted PHEVs. When compared with the standard hybrid, the plug-in hybrid, at 68 mpg US (3.5 When compared with a conventional gasoline-fueled vehicle that averages 22 mpg US, the plug-in hybrid achieved a 68% reduction in tailpipe emissions and a 54% reduction in overall fuel costs. US Department of Energy, Vehicle Technologies Program, Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) Overview (May 2009).

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Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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The Ioniq Hybrid boasts the highest fuel economy in the US (up to 58 mpg) for a non-plug-in vehicle and the Ioniq Electric is the industry’s most efficient EV (136 mpge). market share for all electrified vehicles (hybrid, PHEV and BEV). We are the highest fuel economy of any hybrid, of any gasoline car without a plug sold in the US. Design objectives included: Fuel economy. Cycle vs off-cycle fuel economy.

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Mercedes-Benz launches new E-Class; new engines, PHEV, driver assistance systems; DRIVE PILOT

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E 350 e PHEV. liters per 100 kilometres (112 mpg US) corresponding to 49 grams of CO 2 per km. If desired, the driver can regulate the hybrid interplay and driving characteristics with the help of four operating modes (HYBRID, E-MODE, E-SAVE and CHARGE) and five transmission modes, which emphasize economy, comfort or sportiness, for example. liters per 100 kilometres (60 mpg US), which equates to CO 2 emissions of 102 grams per kilometer.

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Fisker Automotive to Debut First Factory-Built Karma PHEV at Paris Motor Show

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Fisker Automotive will debut the first factory-built Karma plug-in hybrid (PHEV) at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. seconds and a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph), yet can achieve an annual average economy of 2.4L/100 km (100 mpg) and emissions of 83 g/km, according to the company. Fisker Automotive introduced the Karma as a concept in January 2008. The 300 kW (403 hp/408 PS) Karma reaches 100 km/h in 5.9

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BMW Concept Active Tourer PHEV and diesel 328d to make US debut at New York International Auto Show

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The Concept Active Tourer features a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine coupled with an electric motor which allows for nearly 95 mpg (2.48 seconds while getting fuel economy that could exceed 40 mpg (5.9 BMW will introduce the Concept Active Tourer plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) for the first time in North America at the 2013 New York International Auto Show on 27 March. In addition to other introductions, the automaker will also showcase the diesel-powered BMW 328d.

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Ford Introduces 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid; Projected 41 mpg City

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Lincoln’s premium hybrid is expected to deliver at least 41 mpg US (5.7 Ford notes that the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid’s projected fuel economy tops its nearest competitor—the 2010 Lexus HS 250h—by 6 mpg, while providing room for one more passenger and more standard luxury and segment-exclusive safety features. Lincoln’s white flowers, inspired by apple blossoms, remain permanently unless long-term fuel economy is reset. The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Click to enlarge.

EPAs GHG Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles; Special Credits To Encourage PHEVs, BEVs and FCVs

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Yesterday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National High Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly established increasingly stringent greenhouse gas emission standards under the Clean Air Act for 2012 through 2016 model-year vehicles and fuel economy standards under the Corporate Average Fuel Economy program, respectively. mpg if all improvements came from fuel economy) and 34.1 mpg US (6.9 L/100km) fuel economy level, respectively.

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BMW shows future drive technoliges; 2 Series PHEV prototype, direct water injection in 3-cyl. engine, and fuel cell eDrive

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This application of BMW eDrive technologies features the first PHEV system with a front/transverse-mounted. Its average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle for plug-in hybrid vehicles will be approximately two liters per 100 kilometers (118 mpg US), which equates to CO 2 emissions of less than 50 grams per kilometer. mpg US; combined CO 2 emissions: 204–194 g/km) in the standard BMW M4.

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ICCT: incremental technology can cut vehicle CO2 by half and increase fuel economy >60% through 2030 with ~5% increase in price

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With the EPA re-opening its Mid-Term Review of GHG standards for 2022-2025 for light-duty vehicles ( earlier post ), and with NHTSA yet to weigh in on its Mid-Term evaluation of fuel economy standards for the same period, a team from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has published a report analyzing emerging vehicle efficiency technologies; their ability to achieve lower emission levels; and their costs in the 2025–2030 timeframe. Starting from a baseline 26 mpg (9.04

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Hyundai to Launch Plug-in Hybrid in 2012; Planning PHEV Fleet Testing in Korea and US

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At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, Hyundai highlighted the Blue-Will Plug-in Hybrid Concept as presaging its future production PHEVs. Fuel economy for the Blue-Will in charge sustaining mode (regular hybrid mode) is projected to be 50-55 mpg US (4.7-4.3 Blue-Will promises an electric-only driving distance of up to 40 miles on a single charge and a fuel economy rating of up to 106 mpg US (2.2

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